- Nov 15, 2014
I'm about to turn 60 and have a 16 year old. Retirement isn't a word that's in my vocabulary. And even if I could what would I do?
Much like my sisters you had to start at around 18 or 19. Both mine did rode the growth, got promoted into exec leadership, undergrad, and 2 Masters each one from GW, and both got 7 figure payouts for retirement.Verizon at 491/2 in Jan.1997
I am in the same Ball Park as you. Except my child is way younger and I am only a couple of years younger than you.I'm about to turn 60 and have a 16 year old. Retirement isn't a word that's in my vocabulary. And even if I could what would I do?
I emulate men from your era. Hardworking guys that worked a career then came home to mow the lawn, fix appliances, maintain the car(s), make home improvements by hand and still make time for building memories with the kids. Guys back then didnt care about fashion, having a dad bod -there wasnt time to work out or play in a rec league. You were busy taking on the world and beating it. My dad would come home from work, work around the house, maybe play catch with me or drive over to a minor league baseball game at the 6th inning when they et people in for free. He would sit in his chair at 10:30pm and doze off within 5 minutes. He never had time for binge watching tv shows or even know what shows were on TV. He didnt have time for a guys weekend with old friends or follow blogs about sports teams or keeping up with social events. Most of all, he was my dad and not my pal when I was growing up. I am sure that wasn't easy for him, but he knew he needed to be the heavy parent so I would be able to grow up right. . Sure they looked older at 40, 50 and 60 than men do today. But that generation of men (and the ones prior) knew how to be protectors and providers despite what obstacles came about. My dad and all my friends dads put family first. I dont remember any of them having any pursuits other than their purpose -providing and protecting for there family.I retired over 20 years ago and remember asking myself, after the first few months, how in the world I ever worked AND got all the other home related stuff done I was still doing.
I went to review his career. I wonder if he would have made it so long at VCU with his minimal NCAA appearances and lack of NCAA wins other than the Elite 8 year. I guess it kind of mirrors VCU in that they win and win a bunch with one NCAA run but I was kind of surprised when I crunched his numbers in the postseason.
Let's give McKillupp his due. Great coach and recruiter regardless of the conference. His teams did OK in the A10 as well. 634 wins and a .625 career winning percentage doesn't suck. If it weren't for having Mike, I'd have no problem with him running this show.McKillop also spent the bulk of his career in the Southern Conference. That has to factor into his post season success. Even the CAA was a better conference than the Southern Conference when VCU was in the CAA.
They weren’t exactly slouches though. Davidson regularly played and beat P5 teams during the 2000s and were ranked on a few occasions.McKillop also spent the bulk of his career in the Southern Conference. That has to factor into his post season success. Even the CAA was a better conference than the Southern Conference when VCU was in the CAA.